UltraWide screen monitors, cheap 4K TVs and more
Newegg.com this week has the LG 21.9-inch UltraWide screen backlight LCD monitor on sale for $250. That's already $100 off the list price of $350, and when coupon code 'AUTMNTIME88' is used at checkout, the price drops even further to $210. All together, that is around $40 less than the next lowest price. This monitor features a resolution of 2560x1080, 5ms response time, a contrast ratio of 1000:1, and provides a variety of input options including DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort. A one-year warranty on parts and labor is included from LG.
4K monitor resolution more likely
Apple may be prepared to launch a 5120x2880 monitor later this year, says an LCD market research firm, WitsView. That would however be beyond the limits of the DisplayPort 1.2 standard used in Thunderbolt 2; when limited to a single cable, even a Mac Pro can only support a 4K display at specific refresh rates. A more likely resolution would therefore be 4096x2160, DisplayPort's current maximum. At the same time, Dell has announced a 5K display, and whatever technology that uses could presumably be adopted by Apple.
Mackie introduces new Creative Reference multimedia monitors
Mackie has announced the introduction of its new Creative Reference multimedia monitors, offering studio-quality audio performance. Designed for home or professional studios, the compact monitors features 50-watt stereo sound, three-inch or four-inch polypropylene-coated woofers, and a 0.75-inch ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter. Its front-facing features include a volume knob with a lit power ring, and users can plug one's smartphone into the front. Prices start at $130 per pair, and are available through local dealers.
Aspire V Nitro range topped by high-specification Black Edition notebooks
Acer is expanding its range of Aspire notebooks with a new collection of gaming systems, named the Aspire V Nitro. At the same time, the company revealed a collection of monitors for gaming and business, with the three new ranges including screen sizes between 27 inches and 32 inches, and with WQHD and 4K resolutions to choose from.
MHL, HDMI, DVI provide connectivity to wide-format combined monitor
At today's Taipei Computex, Philips Monitors showed the upcoming Two-in-One Monitor (Model 19DP6QJNS). The new monitor, scheduled to ship this fall, combines a pair of 19-inch IPS displays, providing a 32-inch display with little "seam" between the two.
New 1080p monitors from Samsung shipping in April
Samsung has revealed a trio of monitor models it will be bringing out in the coming weeks in the United States and other markets. The 1920x1080-resolution SD390 and SD590, each available in two different sizes, are accompanied by the premium UD590, a 28-inch monitor that includes support for 1 billion colors and can display an image at a resolution of 3,840x2,160.
Promises same performance as recent UltraSharp monitors
Dell has announced a firm date and pricetag for a 28-inch 4K monitor it teased in December. The P2815Q will support resolutions up to 3840x2160, and ship for $699 on January 23. Other specifications aren't available, but Dell is promising the same performance as its recent 24- and 32-inch UltraSharp monitors.
Dell dual monitor setup for $278 and more
At Dell.com this week, save big on a dual monitor bundle. It includes two 22-inch Dell monitors and a dual monitor stand. They were priced at $540 all together, but have been cut to $426. Coupon code '$KFG6NMP2MHVSJ' drops the price further to $278.24, beating the next lowest price by $230. These monitors feature 1680 x 1050 resolution, a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, and 5ms response time.
27-inch Gaming Monitor sports NVIDIA G-SYNC technology
Philips has introduced two new monitors at CES, beginning with the 27" Gaming Monitor with G-SYNC. G-SYNC is an NVIDIA technology that matches a monitor's refresh rate to the connected computer's video card, improving vertical sync while minimizing any stuttering or input lag. The Gaming Monitor is capable of refresh rates up to 144Hz with a 5ms response time, and also offers a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, adjustable height, and wall-mounting support.
22- and 24-inch models all boast sub 2ms response time
Display manufacturer Viewsonic is refreshing its entertainment line of monitors today with the launch of its new VESA-mountable VX52 series, which includes the 24-inch (23.6-inch viewable) VX2452mhand 22-inch (21.5-inch viewable) VX2252mh. The VX52 series features Full HD resolution and ClearMotiv II technology that delivers 2ms response times for what the company says are blur-free images.
Panel will help display manufacturers offer WiDi with minimal requirements
LG Display is working with Intel to develop its first LCD panel for monitors that will have Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) integrated into it. The new panel, measuring 23.8 inches, will allow users to stream content from notebooks and desktops to the display, without requiring a cable to be connected between the two devices.
27, 29-inch monitors offer WQHD resolutions, 178-degree viewing angles
Acer is offering three new LED monitors with ultra-high resolutions in the United States. Both the consumer-oriented T272HUL and the prosumer-aimed B276HUL offer 27-inch displays with a WQHD 2560x1440 resolution, while the larger 29-inch B296CL for professionals possesses a marginally smaller resolution of 2560x1080.
Three new LG UltraWide 21:9 IPS LED monitors start rolling out this month
LG has rolled out three new additions to its IPS 21:9 UltraWide monitor lineup. All three models (29EA73, 29EB73 and 29MA73) are 29-inches wide and utilize IPS technology for wide viewing angles and color accuracy, while they all also use LED backlighting for consistent brightness and contrast. The displays are also Mac compatible with DisplayPort connectivity, while they also support smartphones over mobile high-definition link (MHL).
Thunderbolt, LED Cinema Displays reach $799
Apple has instituted price cuts on three categories of refurbished products at its online store. In the case of the iPad mini, 16, 32, and 64GB Wi-Fi models have been reduced from $299, $389, and $489 to $279, $359, and $439, respectively. 16, 32, and 64GB cellular models have dipped from $429, $519, and $619 to $389, $469, and $549.
iMacs, printers and more
This weeks deals from DealNN include bargain prices on iMacs, printers, monitors and more. Currently MacConnection.com has the 21.5-inch iMac for $1,279, which is $220 off the MSRP and the lowest price we have seen on this iMac by about $90. Free shipping is included, but sales tax applies for residents of New York state. The 21.5-inch iMac features a 2.7GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. Included are an Apple Bluetooth wireless keyboard, Magic Mouse, and one-year warranty on parts and labor from Apple.
Could hint at update
The Thunderbolt Display is only available in low quantities at Apple resellers, notes AppleInsider. Amazon, J&R, and MacConnection are out of stock, though companies like Best Buy, B&H, and MacMall still have units. Apple's online store continues to have the monitor ready to ship in 24 hours.
New 21.5- and 23-inch models available now
Acer America is now offering the H6 Series LED-backlit displays to consumers in the United States. The new monitors feature near zero frame construction and are available in two sizes - 21.5-inch and 23-inch. Both models have Full 1080p HD IPS panels, which allow for wide viewing angles up to 178 degrees. The new line of monitors can also tilt from -5 to 15-degrees, so users can adjust them for the most comfortable fit.
New standard allows DisplayPort to deliver UHD video
The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has released it's new DisplayPort standard. DisplayPort Dual-Mode 1.1 will allow computers and monitors to support higher resolutions and new functionality, such as Ultra HD images through a single cable, as well as a number of refinements that will improve interoperability.
Samsung rolls out first touch optimized monitor for Windows 8
Samsung has taken the covers off a pair of premium monitors optimized for Windows 8. The new Series 7 SC770 Touch Monitor incorporates a capacitive multi-touch layer to take full advantage of the touch-based Windows 8 interface. Joining it is the Series 7 SC750, which drops the touch layer, but retains its stablemate’s slim design and premium LCD panel.
Two models available now, one coming December
Further adding to its monitor line, ViewSonic announced today new 27-, 23-, and 22-inch super-slim monitors with a frameless bezel design. All three displays feature a SuperClear IPS panel, with a Full HD resolution of 1920x1080.
Video blogger claims misleading LG marketing
A video blogger has alleged that LG's recently released IPS7-series monitors have thicker bezels than first believed. Sebastian Schneider of YouTube channel Tech Century discovered soon after buying the IPS237 monitor that it had a hidden 10mm (0.4-inch) internal bezel under the glass, making a total bezel width of 11mm instead of the 1.2mm (0.025-inch) as claimed by the company.
May include adapter for MagSafe 2
Apple is now shipping a slightly different SKU of the Thunderbolt Display to first- and third-party retail stores, 9to5Mac says it has learned. Recently Apple was reported to have retired the original part code for the monitor, MC914LL/A, in favor of MC914LL/B. Because Apple hasn't made any announcements, it's unclear what might be different.
LG IPS7 offers direct connection with for mobile phones
LG has introduced its new IPS7 Series of monitors that are highlighted by a near invisible bezel at just 1.2mm (.025-inch) thin. The new monitors use IPS technology for wide viewing angles and more consistent color representation. They come in 23-inch and 27-inch iterations although both are limited to a 1920x1080 resolution, but they also come with support for mobile high-definition link (MHL) out of the box.
Glasses-free 3D expands up to 28 viewpoints
Technology company Dimenco is demonstrating its new 23-inch 3D gaming monitor at the SID show in Boston. The display, using Dimenco Dynamic View, shows off a glasses-free 3D image, last seen being used by Nissho for a 52-inch screen about a year ago. The patent-pending technology is claimed to allow for up to 28 different viewpoints of the screen without any extra eyewear instead of a single fixed point for viewing as in typical stereoscopic 3D screens.
LED-backlit TN panels in a variety of sizes
Acer has imported four of its European LED-backlit LCD monitors to the US, a total of five models that range from the 20-inch S200HL to the 27-inch S271HL, which sports full 1080p HD resolution (1920x1080). The monitors, all using TN panels, range from $139 to $329 and will be available in April. All five feature eColor management buttons, have tilt bases and sport a 1,000,000:1 contrast ration and a 5ms response time, all while using 68 percent less power than florescent-backlit LCD displays.
Monitors take from tablet, smartphone tech
LG has announced a new monitor series, labeled IPS5, that is built using in-plane switching (IPS) panels. The technology, which is utilized by smaller products such as the iPad and iPhone, offers a much wider viewing angle when compared to standard LCDs. LG also claims its new monitors provide improved color reproduction, with color-calibration reports provided with each unit when it leaves the factory.
MacBook Air restricted to single monitor
A new Apple support document reveals restrictions on daisy-chaining the Thunderbolt Display, which is finally shipping to online buyers. Because Thunderbolt supports speeds up to 10Gbps, the obstacle to chaining multiple monitors is less networking than the video hardware in the connected Mac. The MacBook Air can only run one Thunderbolt Display, Apple notes.
Dell intros two new ultra thin monitors
Dell has introduced a new range of ultra-slim desktop monitors. Both the 21.5-inch S2230MX and the 23-inch S2330MX are just 9.9mm at their thinnest point. Both LED displays support 1080p at 1920x1080 pixels each, and are capable of displaying an 82 percent color gamut for accurate color reproduction. They also have a super high contrast ratio of 8,000,000:1 for brighter whites and better black reproduction.
Deliveries still not due until late September
Apple has identified a narrower shipping timeframe for the Thunderbolt Display, a check of the company's online store shows. The monitor is now listed as shipping in two to four weeks. When it was originally announced in late July, the peripheral was only slated to launch sometime within 60 days.
New Mini drops optical drive from design
Apple today introduced an updated Mac mini, representing its smallest and cheapest desktop system. Configurations are based primarily on dual-core Core i5 or Core i7 processors, paired with either integrated or AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics; the CPU in a server configuration is a quad-core Core i7. Custom orders can further include options like a 7200rpm hard drive, a 256GB SSD, and/or up to 8GB of RAM. All models now include a Thunderbolt port, which can be used to connect compatible monitors and/or storage peripherals.
Will likely make switch to Thunderbolt
Apple's impending Mac hardware refresh should include a new Cinema Display, a report reveals. A part number originally thought to be for a new MacBook, MC914, is instead said to be for the new monitor. Backing this up is a named image off Apple's own website, showing not a notebook but a Cinema Display with one of the stock OS X Lion wallpapers active.
Uses recycled plastics, features 'Eco-Mode'
Audio-visual equipment maker NEC has introduced what it calls the "next generation" of desktop monitors, starting with the MultiSync EX231Wp-BK, a 23-inch LED backlit monitor capable of full HD (1920x1080) resolution using a PVA panel with high viewing angles (178 degrees both horizontally and vertically), a 3000:1 contrast ratio and featuring human and ambient light sensors to adjust the monitor's brightness to save power along with other energy-efficiency features.
64-bit support, rotated resolutions new to v1.6
DisplayLink has released DisplayLink USB Graphics Macintosh Driver 1.6. The new driver brings performance improvements and enhancements, with up to four external USB-based monitors supported. It fixes a system freeze and a GUI lockup, either of which could occur when waking from sleep, enables 1920x1080 resolutions on capable models, and repairs an incompatibility with AISX-chipped Ethernet products.
Widescreen display offers 1366x768 resolution
Toshiba has expanded its range of monitors with a new offering, the Mobile Monitor, which features a 14-inch LCD. The design aims to mimic a standard AC-powered monitor, but in a compact package that can be powered via USB when an outlet is unavailable. The widescreen LCD offers 1366x768 resolution, while the housing measures under one inch thick and weighs 2.8 pounds.
Deals on monitors, GPS navigators, and more
Today’s Deals from DealNN include price breaks on monitors, GPS navigators, and more. Onsale.com currently has a wide range of monitors on sale; however DealNN is featuring the LG Electronics 23-inch LCD Monitor with 30000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 1920 x 1080 resolution, and three year limited warranty, that’s available today as Onsale.com’s Steal of the Day. The monitor has recently dropped in price from $269.99 down to $139.99, and offers a price break of up to $130.
Monitor features self-correction for color
Eizo has expanded its ColorEdge series of professional-level monitors with the new 27-inch CG275W variant. The monitor features 2560x1440 resolution, 850:1 contrast ratio, and 270 cd/m˛ brightness, while the IPS panel is claimed to spread the viewing angles out to 178 degrees. Users can connect computers using DVI-D, DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort inputs.
EW2430 and EW2430V offer
BenQ has expanded its display offerings with two new monitors, the EW2430 and EW2430V. Both models integrate a 24-inch HD panel that utilizes LED backlighting and vertical alignment (VA) technology. The company promises a native contrast ratio of 3,000:1 and eight-bit color, while users can connect equipment via two HDMI ports, D-Sub, or DVI.
Up to 43 percent more energy efficient
HP is revamping their consumer monitor lineup, offering five new LED backlit models collectively called the x-Series. The new monitors increase energy efficiency by up to 43 percent, offer 250 nits of brightness and a 3,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio at sizes ranging from 20 to 27 inches (diagonally measured) yet only about one inch thick.
Problems uniform between Mac, Windows
The 27-inch Cinema Display is suffering from serious audio problems, some owners say. AppleInsider notes that complaints first began in October, but have persisted without any solution from Apple. In worst-case scenarios Cinema Displays have been losing built-in audio entirely, although the glitch can be temporarily solved by unplugging and reconnecting the monitor, or in some instances changing audio settings.
Comes in 22-, and 24 inch, with EPEAT Gold
ViewSonic has launched a new, more eco-friendly range of monitors, the VG36-LED series. They are both Energy Star and EPEAT Gold certificatied and deliver energy savings of up to 50% over similar, non-LED backlit displays. The range includes the 22-inch VG2236wm-LED and the 24-inch VG2436wm-LED, which are both 1080p capable.
First monitors should arrive today
The very first shipments of Apple's 27-inch Cinema Display should now be arriving at homes and offices, buyers are commenting. Shipping notices have reportedly been going out since yesterday, in some cases indicating delivery as soon as today. The notices coincide with the availability of a Snow Leopard support update.
IPS with LED backlighting for the first time
LG has debuted four new LED backlit IPS-based desktop monitors. The IPS206T, IPS226V and the IPS236V are aimed home audiences, while the the IPS2321P is for the pro market. All of them promise color accuracy even as they get thinner: the use of the more efficient lighting has simultaneously reduced the depth to just 0.76 inches while lower power consumption by 27 percent.
Older Apple monitors to disappear
With the introduction of the new 27-inch Cinema Display, Apple is phasing out older 24- and 30-inch screens. The recent 24-inch model, notably, has been reduced in price to $799. The monitor was previously priced at $899, just $100 less than the 27-inch option, which ships in September.
Sizes range from 20 to 23 inches
LG has introduced several new ultra-slim LCD monitors in its EX-series. Each display features a 17.5mm thick bezel and LED backlighting, with a response time listed at 5ms. The LED technology is claimed to reduce power consumption by approximately 40 percent, while bringing the dynamic contrast ratio up to 1,500,000:1.
Monitor offers same tech as many all-in-ones
Dell has introduced its first touchscreen monitor, the SX2210T. The device offers the same basic specs as the company's SX2210 product, with a 21.5-inch panel and 1920x1080 resolution, but adds support for touch control. The optical touch technology can be used with a finger or stylus, with +/- 2.5mm accuracy across most of the screen area.
Smart USB Monitor
DoubleSight Displays has revealed a new line of display screens, the Smart USB Monitor. Available in either 7-inch, 9-inch, or 9-inch webcam versions, each LCD monitor is designed to work with any desktop or notebook with a USB port and up to as many as six of the displays on one computer. Like most USB displays, it requires no video chipset and works both in landscape and portrait modes. Most apps will work properly, including some Internet and offline videos.
Displays boast 1080p resolution, 50,000:1 contrast
Dell has quietly introduced several new monitors, the 21.5-inch ST2210 and the 23-inch ST2310. Both displays feature 1080p resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio, along with an anti-glare coating on the panel. The company also lists a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 250cd/m˛ brightness and 5ms response time.
Gateway debuts new PCs
Gateway on Wednesday evening introduced smaller, more powerful back-to-school desktop PCs, including its small form factor SX Series and its compact DX Series mini-tower line as well as its FHD Series of monitors featuring a new edge-to-edge glass design. Both the SX Series and DX Series PCs include a unique “digital photo frame” button that quickly delivers a slide show of favorite photos along with a “device deck" described as a small recessed area on top of the chassis to put device -- such as a digital camera, MP3 player or camcorder -- for connecting to USB ports and downloading media. Other new features include a tilt-enabled card multi-card media reader for easy access, a rear cable management hook to organize cables.
Apple monitor safety
Australia's Queensland University of Technology has released health-based recommendations for using high-gloss Apple screens, claiming that reflections can lead to users adopting awkward postures, in turn producing injuries. The report takes a fairly negative stance against the glass found in iMacs, MacBooks and MacBook Pros, and also recommends considering a number of factors that could help alleviate or minimize harm. Injury is only a concern however in cases of intense usage, the university suggests.
Apple LED backlight patent
Apple has sought to patent an LED backlighting scheme which could make the technology more practical for monitors in general, and possibly the company's own computers. While Apple notes that LED improves the color, life, brightness and power efficiency of monitors, the most recent 24-inch Cinema Display is said to have created unique design issues, demanding a way around problems with thermal control and area-to-perimeter ratios.